Mr. Edouard Cukierman has been a director since May 2003, and Chairman of the Company since June 2003. Mr. Cukierman is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Investments and Chairman of Cukierman & Co. Investment House. Since 1993, Cukierman & Co., Investment House realized € 1.7 Billion of Corporate Finance transactions. Mr. Cukierman is a former Board member of Orex, MTI Wireless and other technology companies. He was the President and CEO of the Astra Fund. He served as a Board member of Otto Capital, a Singapore based VC fund. He was the former President of the Supervisory Board of Citec-Environment and Services in Paris. He is currently a Board member of Lamina Technologies in Switzerland. He is also on the Board of Sar-El, an Israeli Defense Forces volunteer organization. He serves as an Officer of the IDF Spokesman Unit, and is part of the Hostage & Crisis Negotiation Team (Reserves). Mr. Cukierman holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France and a B.Sc from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Luis Gutierrez Roy
With almost 20 years of experience primarily in corporate finance and investment advisory services, Mr. Roy lives in Barcelona, and is a general partner of Telegraphi Hill Group. In addition to his board seat at BOS, he is a member of ME911’s Strategic Advisory Board. Previously, Mr. Roy was Head of the Corporate Value Consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in its Barcelona office, and later was Head of M&A at Ernst & Young (E&Y) in Barcelona and co-head of the Technology, Media and Telecoms Group in Spain. Prior to joining PwC Spain, he worked for PwC and Houlihan Valuation Advisors in San Francisco. He has advised companies in cross-border transactions in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Roy started his career as a financial analyst with the Barcelona Stock Exchange. He has been a guest speaker at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IESE and ESADE Business Schools. Mr. Roy holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Barcelona, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.
Mr. Ronen Zavlik
Mr. Ronen Zavlik, has been a director since May 2003. He is a partner in the CPA firm of Grinberg-Zavlik, which he founded in 1987. His firm provides a wide range of audit, tax consultancy and CFO services to a wide variety of companies. Mr. Zavlik provides internal auditing services to a number of large companies whose shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, including Ma’ariv Holdings Ltd., Extra Plastic Ltd., Rapid Vision Ltd., and Optima Management and Investments 66 Ltd. Mr. Zavlik is the Chairman of the audit committee of the Israel Handball Association. Mr. Zavlik holds a B.A. in Accountancy and Business Management from the College of Management in Tel-Aviv. Mr. Zavlik is a licensed CPA in Israel and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel.
Mr. David Golan
External Director and chairman of Audit Committee
Mr. David Golan has been an external director of the Company since February 2009. Mr. Golan provides private investment banking, consulting and brokerage services. He currently serves as a director in several companies, including the Investec Bank since 1992, Clal Tourism Ltd., Cimatron Ltd. and Zoko Enterprises Ltd. In the years 1998-2000 he served as President of the Zeevi Investments group. Between 1997-1998, Mr. Golan served as President of Clal Trading Ltd. and between 1992-1997 he served as Vice President Clal Trading Ltd. Between the years 1988-1992 Mr. Golan served as managing director of Gal Industries Ltd. Mr. Golan holds a bachelors degree in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University, an MBA from New York University and took part in a senior management course in IMD Lausaunne.
Ms. Orit Nir Schwartz
Ms. Orit Nir Schwartz has been an external director of the Company since December 2011. Ms. Schwartz is the current Marketing Manager of the Imaging and Printing Group of Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Israel. Between 2004 and 2011, Ms. Schwartz worked as the Marketing Manager of Miller Jewellers, and previously, as Managing Manager of Siemens Mobile Phones from 2002 to 2003, and as Product Marketing Manager in the Marketing Division of Cellcom from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Schwartz holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University with concentrations in Marketing, Technology & Operational Systems Management.
Mr. Yosi Lahad
Mr. Yosi Lahad Has joined our Board of Directors on April 13 2014. Mr. Lahad has extensive interdisciplinary practical and academic knowledge and vast experience in restructuring processes and strategic alliances. Mr. Lahad has led as CEO/Chairman eight startup companies from early stage to growth and led several M&A events in USA, Israel and China. Mr. Lahad provides strategic and business development services for global companies in a variety of industries including communications, IT, energy, water, Home Land Security & robotics. Mr. Lahad serves as an active Chairman/ Board member of JPI Group China, a leading strategic planning firm for companies entering the Chinese market, UPO, a provider for innovative analytics of information over Internet and VPlan, a provider of automated self-service over Internet using Natural Language Processing. Yosi served as CEO in FiberZone, a provider of automated Fiber connectivity from 2009 to 2011. Yosi was CEO and active chairman of Octalica, a provider of Home Networking, from 2005 to 2007, and CEO of Avantry Networks, delivered wireless networking to global telecom and data providers from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Lahad has been a faculty member/Adjunct Professor lecturing on strategy of emerging companies and innovation at the Hertzliya Interdisciplinary Center and at Tel-Aviv University from 2005. Mr. Lahad holds BSc. engineering from the Technion, MSc. engineering from University of Texas (UTA) and MBA from Tel Aviv University.